High School Battle of the Drums 2018
On Friday, November 9, 2018, at Toledo Community College, 6 high schools competed in the 8th annual High schools Battle of the Drums. After the drumming dust had settled, the results were as follows:
1st Place went to Independence High School who took away the trophy and the 1st Place Plaque. They also won $500.00, a pair of Garifuna drums and 1st place medals. 2nd Place went to Delille Academy who won $400.00 and 2nd place medals. Delille Academy also won the Best Chumba performance and Best sisira (maracas) player. 3rd Place went to Georgetown Technical High School who won $300.00 and 3rd place medals.
Best Wanaragua dancer went to Toledo Community College. Consolation prizes went to Wesley College, Toledo Community College, and Ecumenical High School. Awards were also issued to 2 coordinators from each high school for their stellar work in preparing the teams for this prestigious event. As the 2018 first place winner, Independence High School has now ascended to the prestigious status of back-to-back Champion of High Schools Battle of the Drums.